This came up recently on the user list. If you are developing tests for your zk client you need to be able to access the server that your
session is currently connected to. The reason is that your test needs to know which server in the quorum to shutdown in order to
verify you are handling failover correctly. Similar for session expiration testing.
however we should be careful, we prefer not to expose this to all clients, this is an implementation detail that we typically
want to hide.
also we should provide this in both the c and java clients
I suspect we should add a protected method on ZooKeeper. This will make a higher bar (user will have to subclass) for
the user to access this method. In tests it's fine, typically you want a "TestableZooKeeper" class anyway. In c we unfortunately
have less options, we can just rely on docs for now.
In both cases (c/java) we need to be very very clear in the docs that this is for testing only and to clearly define semantics.
We should add the following at the same time:
toString() method to ZooKeeper which includes server ip/port, client port, any other information deemed useful (connection stats like send/recv?)
the java ZooKeeper is missing "deterministic connection order" that the c client has. this is also useful for testing. again, protected and
clear docs that this is for testing purposes only!
Any other things we should expose?